• Business Communication
    Journal,  Writing

    Business (Writing) Communication

    Communication in any situation is important, but since relationships were talked about in a previous post, I’m going to spend some time talking about Business Communication. So, what is Business Communication? Business communication is essentially any type of communication you have with anyone else regarding your business, whether it’s marketing, customer relations or interpersonal communication. Anything that provides a way for you to speak to others is included. There are so many ways to communicate with in a business that we’ll only be focusing on how it relates to the writing business. That’s what we’re here for, right, the business of writing? Image by rawpixel from Pixabay You, as a…

  • Quality Feature
    Journal,  Writing

    Quality

    What is Quality? Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Quality is…. Well, let’s take a look at what the dictionary says. Dictionary.com an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute:the chemical qualities of alcohol. character or nature, as belonging to or distinguishing a thing:the quality of a sound. character with respect to fineness, or grade of excellence: food of poor quality; silks of fine quality. high grade; superiority; excellence:wood grain of quality. of or having superior quality:quality paper. producing or providing products or services of high quality or merit:a quality publisher. WIKI  Level of excellence.  A property or an attribute that differentiates a thing or person. High social position. The degree…

  • Tools for Writers
    Journal,  Writing

    Tools for Writers

    In the field of writing, there are so many tools out there for you to choose from. One could get lost in the sea of information, systems, and apps that are available to help those aspiring to write, edit, research and more. As you journey on this path to becoming a great author, you will try all the things to get down a system for yourself. Writing programs, apps, the dreaded editing (unless you like edits, then contact me because I hate them with a passion) revising, and more. What you find is that some things that work for others, will not work for you. Each of us has our…

  • Focus
    Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Focus

    Nothing gets me more irritated then when I can’t focus on what needs to get done. So, what really is focus and how to you keep ahold of it or get it back when you lose it? Let’s get right to it. Dictionary.com a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity: The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being refracted or reflected to bring to a focus or into focus; cause to converge on a perceived point: to focus the lens of a camera. concentrate: to focus one’s thoughts; to focus troop deployment…

  • Featured Organizing
    Journal,  Writing

    Organizing Your Novel

    Everyone has their own processes and systems to keep things organized and together as they write, but what if you’re just starting or are in need of a fresh start with your organizing? Keep reading and you’ll find some ideas I’ve dug up for you because, well, I’m in the same boat. Let’s take a look at what I’ve found… Electronic Organization I’ve found that quite a few have used an electronic system for keeping their stories organized. Let’s dive in and look as what others are doing. Trello With Trello you have different boards, cards, lists and more, it’s no wonder many turn to Trello for their organizing needs.…

  • Laughing
    Inspirational,  Journal

    Laughter

    Laughing is an every day part of our lives, whether it’s giant belly laughs with friends or small, barely audible ones you hide from your co-workers so they can’t hear you. They can come from anywhere and are known to have many benefits. But first… Dictionary the action or sound of laughing. an inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill. an expression or appearance of merriment or amusement. Archaic . an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement. WIKI The sound of laughing, produced by air so expelled; any similar sound. A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the laughing face, particularly…

  • Update
    Journal,  Writing

    Progress Update

    As I like to do every quarter, I like to tell you how I’ve been progressing with each of the things I had planned to get done this year. It keeps me focused and provide me with accountability when I’ve got others who are seeing what I’m doing and how I’m progressing through each item. How are you doing so far this year? I’d love to hear how you’re progressing on your goals. Let’s get to it… Books Series I’ve had betas go through my first story and let me tell you, I was not expecting the responses that I got. It’s hard to see, but a necessary evil. I…

  • Harmony
    Inspirational,  Journal

    Harmony

    Harmony, the thing we strive for, but rarely achieve. We may get glimpses of it, but then it slips through our grasp as everything falls apart around us. Of course, we won’t always have harmony in all things, but there may be some things we can do to create a closer relationship to harmony. Before we get into that, let’s take a look at what harmony is… Dictionary  agreement; accord; harmonious relations. a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity. Music . any simultaneous combination of tones. the simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.…

  • Spring Break
    Journal,  Writing

    (Spring) BREAK

    March and April bring a whole new perspective to the word ‘break’. As the days wear on and things are now becoming mundane and ordinary we feel underwhelmed (or overwhelmed), uninspired, and are in need for the chance to refresh our minds and bodies. To calm the raging monster within that’s telling you it’s time to take a break from life and just relax and rejuvenate your soul. Why You Need A Break and Why They Matter                                                                    …

  • Calm
    Journal,  Products

    Calm

    As we move into spring (hopefully sooner rather than later), we think of ways to calm our souls from all the activities of the holidays. Yes, I know it’s been a few months, but everyone needs some time to rejuvenate and center themselves. Calming your mind and body is essential to life, but first… Wiki Peaceful, quiet (Of a person) Especially free from anger and anxiety (Of a place or situation) Free of noise and distraction (Of Water) With few or no waves on the surface; not rippled Without wind or storm Dictionary Not showing or feeling nervousness, anger or other strong emotion (Of the weather) Pleasantly free from wind…